The glass is half-empty AND half-full

“Some emotions – nostalgia, for example – gain all their power by being mixed experiences, with positive and negative feelings activated simultaneously….

Emotional ambiguity can be difficult in the moment, but embracing it over time reaps greater rewards than a blanket “think positive” approach.  Negative experiences are inevitable, and a coping strategy that accommodates nuance can mitigate the physiological damage of sadness and help people find meaning and value in life – even at the worst times.”

~ Lauren Friedman, from “The Perks of Feeling So-So” in Psychology Today

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